Militants Escape After Brief Encounter In Shopian

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Srinagar-  After brief exchange of fire last evening, the militants have managed to give slip to the government forces in Haripora Imamsahib area of South Kashmir's Shopian district.

An official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a  search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area on Wednesday evening.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering a gunfight.

He added that after initial exchange of fire, no contact was established with the militants, reported news agency KNO.

He added that cordon layers were tightened after initial exchange of fire, however, nothing has been found following which operation has been called off.

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